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Duramycin 10 Dosing Errors in Durvet Catalog

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The catalog shows this:

 

First error - 1/2 tablespoon does not equal 1 ounce

Second error - 1 tablespoon does not equal 2 ounces

Third error - The 800 mg dose is 1.5 tablespoons per gallon, *not* 1 tablespoon. and this is why:

  • Package weighs 181 grams and has 10 grams tetracycline.
  • 10 ÷ 181 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% tetracycline, 94.5% filler
  • One gram  = 55mg
  • One tablespoon weighs about 10 grams which = 550 mg
  • 800 ÷ 550 = 1.45 tablespoons

The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 1.5 tablespoons (825mg is close enough)

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 12/22/15 at 8:28am
post #2 of 4
Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ameraucanas View Post

Thanks!

You're welcome! You would think that a big company would have verified the info. Sigh... Sadly, before I weighed the powder and did the math, I told many people to give the wrong dose.

-Kathy
post #4 of 4
Hey Kathy, what does this treat? Thanks!
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